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No. 209645[Reply]

Because, why not?

Illuminati, the CIA and their human experiments (which were somewhat true), lolcows and celebrities “in the know”, etc…

Conspiracyfags arise!

No. 209647

to anyone who's interested, supposedly the JFK papers will be released next week. probably still redacted to hell and back but interesting nonetheless

No. 209648

>>209647
I hope it’s the whole damn file rather than a few papers tbh



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No. 202716[Reply]

New one since the old one is almost full.

Old Thread >>>/ot/195542

Vent away.
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No. 209612

>>209608
That's heavy shit anon. So sorry about your dad's sudden passing, also sucks that you can't get any time alone to grieve.

When my grandpa passed in the hospital, I held his hand until it was ice cold and the hospital staff told me they had to move him before rigor mortis set in. Then I had a whole hour to cry while I was driving home, and a relatively empty apartment to cool down at. I think many people operate on the assumption that people want to be around other people when they grieve. It's probably true for some, but for people like you and me I feel that we benefit from introspective alone-time with our thoughts. I hope you can get it soon.

No. 209614

i can tell my friend has an eating disorder, she is not subtle about it at all. i've asked her about it before, not prying but concerned, and she denied it but it seems like it's just getting worse since then. she's going to the gym literally every single day at the weirdest hours, like getting home from work at 11pm and then going to the gym at midnight. she'll work from 11am-5pm and only eat a single granola bar the entire time, complain she's hungry, and then refuse the food our manager ordered for us, making up some bullshit excuse. she barely even talks to me anymore and keeps alluding to the fact that "she's going through things she can't talk to anyone about" but like i'm not a fucking idiot and i've had an eating disorder before so i know what it looks like and she's not fooling me.

and this is going to sound terrible but i feel like i can't be friends with her anymore because of this. it's really triggering to watch as someone who is still recovering. she's not talking to me about it or like, talking to me in general anymore, so i feel completely distant from her. she's constantly posting about her weight on her finsta and all she reblogs on tumblr are stupid emo depressing photo posts like some edgy 15 year old and …i get that she's going through things but i can't help but get so irritated and upset with her when i see any of her posts on social media. she needs to get it together and get some help.

within the past 4 months she's totally just drifted from me, i don't even feel like she's my friend anymore. she never asks me to hang out and when confronted she says she never asks ANYONE to hang out, she just waits for them to ask her, but yet she's constantly busy and out with other friends. when we do make plans she moves them around so that she can go to the gym with her other friend. it's irritating.

i feel guilty because i dont want to be her friend anymore because of this but….i'm in recovery. i can't be around that kind of stuff and that amount of negativity. i'm fucking sick and fed up with her and i'm mad that she's not making any sort of effort to be my friend anymore

No. 209634

>>209604
Thank you for replying. I really need medication, but I can't have any at the moment. I'm trying to be better. I've been depressed my whole life though. Again, thanks for responding.

No. 209635

>>209608
I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Had to experience something similar when I was 19, lost my mother in just 9 months when doctors gave her a year left. It happened from one day to another, even if we knew it was going to happen, you're never prepared for things like these.

I understand your feelings, you have the right to feel angry and mad because what just happened it's terrible and you can't be strong all the time, even if you want to. Try to focus on how he'd like you to be at this moment. I know you'll be sad because of the loss, but don't let it destroy you because there's nothing that could be changed or done. You were with him at his last moments and that's what you have to think, that you were there for him, and I'm sure he appreciated it.

I hope you find all the strenght you'll need and that everything goes better from now on for you, even if it's hard. I send you my best wishes, anon. Be strong now.

No. 209646

>>209614
Honestly, it's not terrible at all that you want to cease your friendship with her. It's unfair for you to waste emotional labor on another person when your mental health is at stake. Plus, she needs to choose to face her disordered behavior herself to actually recover. You've already shown concern for her and she rebuffed it, so it's better to call your loss and move on.

Keep on fighting, and I hope your friend wakes up.



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No. 191925[Reply]

Anyone else have extreme male envy? Not in a "men are priveliged i want it too reee" but as in i hate being born with this hole between my legs. I hate being viewed as less competent and i hate that the majority of people (usually subconcious) hate women in some way, myself included. I wish i could love women and be proud of my gender but it's hard when all i hear of is the revolutionary males in science, philosophy etc. And when most men regarded as historically brilliant think they "have no capability to think complex thoughts" and are "lesser men" it really makes the gears grind.

Not to mention being physically weaker. I get so mad everytime i'm reminded i have to work 4x as hard to even get nearly as strong as a normal guy. A guy could fucking murder me without any tools if he wanted to (they probably want to), and i hate it. I'm relatively buff (for a woman xdxdxd) and always carry some kind of weapon (not guns, illegal), but i'm still paranoid. I wish i was born with an extra Y-chromosome.
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No. 209538

>>209485
>the draft is exclusively male
>i live in america therefore everyone does!!

No. 209547

>>209498
What are the downsides to being male during peacetime?

No. 209559

>>209547
literally nothing

No. 209621

>>209538
Historically women have had a negligible impact on the armed forces. People often put up Russia as an example during WW2, but they literally served as 3%~ of their personnel, and that includes non combat roles. The only army that puts women in open combat nowadays to the best of my knowledge is Israel, and this was long after the Six-Day War anyways.

>>209547
To reiterate, now that safety standards are a thing there are no significant issues. I stated I understand your penis envy in modern times, even if it's a classic case of the grass is greener. Rewind the clock? As dangerous as sweatshops were they had little on factories.

No. 209643

>>209621
Women here are required to undergo basic military training and will be obliged to serve the country in an eventual war on the same level as the men. I live in norway. I think the same thing goes in finland and denmark, unsure about sweden.



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No. 119078[Reply]

Book thread - recommend books, share what you're reading or what you're planning to read

No weeb mango shit, but books about Japan okay
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No. 203740

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Has anyone read the Southern Reach triology? I just saw someone mention it on Twitter and it sounds really interesting to me. I have so many other books on my to read list but I'm thinking of skipping right to these…

No. 204045

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Does anyone here know where I can get past issues of The Massachusetts Review? I bought the latest from Books A Million and I really enjoy the short stories and poetry. Any recs for a similar journal? Aside from The Paris Review.

No. 204061

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currently reading "Special Topics in Calamity Physics" by Marisha Pessl and I honestly can't wait to finish it because it's such a tedious book. The story itself could be much better if the book was just half as long as it is (around 600 pages). And what still angers me that I had to read about 350 pages to get finally to the main reason why the main character tells her story, which is actually super interesting BUT as I already said, the first hundred pages are filled with unnecessary side-stories, endless quoting of other books or memories within memories which made me skip sometimes an entire page bc it had just NOTHING to do with the actual story. So much wasted potential.

If you plan to read this book, just get ready for a lot of things that have no point of being there.

I still have to read around 100 pages, because I already spend so much time on it, now I want to finish it and put away and never read it again in my damn life.

No. 209641

>>201252
Same here, I'm always feeling like I'm wasting my time. Like "this isn't real lol" and I wish I was reading some non-fiction.

No. 209642

>>201298
I pretty much hated Metamorphosis because it's lame stuff for kids, but I'm really glad I gave him another chance because I _loved_ The Castle (read it twice) and the great story In the Penal Colony.



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No. 208764[Reply]

Previous thread: >>180901

Post art you find bad or hideous
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No. 209482

>>209368
This is actually neither hideous or bad, just weird eroguro shit.
sage for no contribution

No. 209523

>>209158
i have 20/20 vision

No. 209540

>>209368
Concept is kind of weird but this art is actually good.

No. 209541

>>209337
squizzy

No. 209640

>>209111
I thought this was an older Sailor Chibimoon at first.



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No. 186179[Reply]

Can we have a thread for the delusional folks at r/transpassing
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No. 209602

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>>209592
>>209593
Almost every feature is different between men and women and it's even more noticeable at a healthy/normal weight. So in those pics is there any body part at all which looks female? No basically. We're able to see these differences instinctively which would probably appear subtle to aliens. I think I read somewhere that humans are quite sexually diamorphic compared to a lot of other species.

No. 209606

>>209602
I wish that these were just crossdressers and not men honestly trying to be women. If one of these ersatz women hit on me I'd feel disgusted. They should all just be feminine dudes, they're so obviously male.

No. 209609

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>>209606
It's an awful situation that upsets me a lot.

It should be ok for them to do that but the moment you say "hey maybe hormones and surgery are not appropriate for a lot of these guys, what's wrong with them being feminine gay (or not) men?" you are officially labelled a transmisogynist / radfem / nazi / insert slur here. When their transition is over many of these people will be extremely unsatisfied and full of regret, because that's what it's all about: the transition. That's why their suicide rate is so high, because that transition eventually ends. It has nothing to do with prejudice and their entire community knows that deep down, as do the mental health professionals and surgeons.

However I'm apparently evil incarnate if I'd rather people don't get sent down this dangerous and risky route. It's really easy for a lot of people to stand back and virtue signal about this stuff by supporting it unconditionally and treating all people with different opinions like we're subhuman, but they're not the ones picking up the pieces.

No. 209613

>>209602
yikes that is such a masculine face poor guy

No. 209638

>>209609

this looks like margo



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No. 209063[Reply]

What do you think about PULL, anon?

I'm asking because I got ban on my first post for "spamming" and "selfintroduce" myself on my presentation thread. I wonder if I'm the whiny cringey try harder lil bitch who totally deserved this.
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No. 209627

PULL is just lolcow for babbys imo. And I think they're leaking into here and making this board even more obnoxious.

No. 209628

>>209237
Anon was saying that the users are likely adults. Not that they are normal.

No. 209631

>>209617
It's ironic if you think of the threads that were put on autosage because the anons in there were being too obnoxious, juvenile and nitpicky (biggest example: the Emiru threads) and the moment after they mysteriously stopped and the PULL thread of said snowflake gets a LOT of traffic suddenly. PULL anons are the worst and most nitpicky anons.

No. 209632

I never got into PULL that much because the userbase seemed really young or at least very immature and not mentally sound. Most of them didn't offer legitimate criticism but instead started self-reflecting and comparing themselves to the cows to humble brag ("Even _I_ do this, that and those, she doesn't do any of them! Why can't she do x like I usually do?"). Some of them were bordering on obsessive and seemed to want to wear the cow's skin. They also went on pretty nitpicky details, again repeating the obsessive behavior like this:
>Did she get plastic surgery??? What a whore!!
< as a proof presents obviously photoshopped promo picture with a candid from a different angle
>Lmao she's so fat!! Look at this lard ass waddle!!
< Girl is rail thin but has a double chin in an unflattering candid
>Ewww her teeth are so gross, pick up a tooth brush!!
< Teeth are not fake blue-shaded porcelain white with perfect alignment
>OMG she sneezed, you think she has syphilis??? STD-ridden slut confirmed lmaoooooo
etc. It's like a never-ending Dakota thread the forum.

They also like to in-fight a lot, the threads are always more of the users fighting and flinging insults at each other than actually discussing the cow. The last time I checked that forum they were honest to god fighting because someone referred to a fakeboi as a "she" and PULL users got triggered. You're on a forum dedicated to talking shit about people, I don't think you really have a moral high ground in there.

No. 209637

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It's either they post the same shit from Pull here or regurgitate what is being said on lolcow to pull as their own opinion. I don't think pulltards have the capacity to think or act on their own. Also they have a dibs kind of thinking as in you can't talk about something the ~all mighty pull~ has already discussed in their shitty board.

With that being said, OP sounds like a scorned pulltard who got rejected by the community so newfag op came here to get comfort by making a post to bait criticisim and hate. It's common knowledge that farmers don't like pull.



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No. 88911[Reply]

We're living in the age of reboots and most of them are awful. Let's talk about it.
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No. 209603

>>209600
I agree with you, I watched one of the clips posted above of this character and her hair color is explained by her having electric powers. Then I guess she has hips because shes a teenager from growing so fast iirc? The whole point is that the professor used a different chemical to make her and thats why shes different from the main 3 girls. There's nothing "sjw" about that imo, it's just a black cartoon character, people need to get over it.

No. 209615

Honestly when I first saw her I thought it was a poorly made OC or self insert. The reboot of the PPG was just a hot mess anyway of dumb outdated memes, not really living up to what the show really was in the past.
Back on the 4th PPG. It just seems like a cheap and easy way to appear more PC by adding a random black character. I feel people wouldn't be as bothered as randomly creating another PPG that doesn't fit into the PPG universe at all. Nothing about her story makes sense

No. 209620

>>209600
>if that’s the only reason you don’t like her, people finding it racist is pretty justified.
The issue is its just blatant tokenism. She's not just a powerpuff girl who happens to be black, everything about her is retarded and screams "look at me!", you're supposed to pretend its something important. At least they didn't kill one off and replace them with her like Marvel keeps trying to do.

No. 209629

>>209620
This. My problem isn't that she's black, it's that she's a token special snowflake.
All the other girls are the same height and size with a color palette that follows some natural aesthetic archetype - blue eyed blonde, green eyes black hair and "brown" eyed ginger (turned pink because it's a cartoon for girls and she's the "main" ppg), and then there's… her.

Speaking only about character design, why is she bigger? Why does she have HIPS? It seems like an extremely racist choice not to make her as young and innocent looking as the others. (This is an actual issue that non-retarded people who fight racism talk about: how black girls are always sexualized and never portrayed in the same innocent, delicate light as white girls are)
Then there's the color palette. I get that it's harder to make a black character visually stimulating and still natural since brown skin, black hair and brown eyed isn't a very good choice for obvious reasons, but it feels like instead of trying to work with it they just said "well, we're doing this to appeal to a tumblrtard audience and they like mermaid and unicorns, right? Yeah, those are gonna be get colors. Lavender and bright blue, like a mermaid unicorn!" and called it a day.
They could have gone for yellow for her eyes and clothes, for example, and left her hair black (with dreads maybe?). As she is now, she just looks like some shitty self-insert and not like an official character.

No. 209636

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>>209615
The real reason the PPG reboot even happened was actually because of toy sales. That's why the show itself is so cheap and stale, complete with new "talent" like nobody voice actors and awful animation. It doesn't need to be good, it just lives off the old shows reputation and they make most the money off merchandise. Teen Titans Go was similar but with even less care for the source material. Sailor Moon Crystal even suffered this fate.



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No. 137575[Reply]

>What is an otome game?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otome_game
tl;dr, enjoy a beautiful 2D boy harem as either a girl (otome) or a 2D boy yourself (BL).

Discuss what you're playing now, what you're looking forward to, ask questions, talk merch, etc.

You can find a thorough FAQ and a lot of download links in halfchan's BL + otome general, but most of them are out of date or only in Japanese.

Please spoiler spoilers! CGs are fine unless it's an important plot point.
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No. 206150

Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome is on Steam now, it's finally translated. As someone who's never bought my otome games through steam is the sexual stuff cut out? I thought Steam requires censoring for ecchi games, I remember seeing R18 voice cuts from that game on Tumblr.

No. 206166

>>206150
i think if you buy it on steam they have a patch you can download to get rid of censors or whatever

No. 206275

>>206166
Awesome, yup this was it. I bought it and played a couple of the routes, so far it's not bad. The voice acting makes it though, it doesn't seem like it has much to it story/character-wise. I would say wait for a sale, idk if otome games get discounted a lot but it falls a bit short of the $25 price tag. I'm glad sexier stuff is getting available to us now?

No. 209292

Got Hustle Cat on one of the latest bundles, opinions? I love cats but the whole non-binary protagonist thing it's too Tumblr for me

No. 209633

>>205698
Finding newer drama cds is fucking hard. I only know of airavalky and random sites like uswatunhasanahast. Unfortunately the latter seems to only last for a few months before disappearing. I've honestly given up and just use soundcloud now.



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No. 209513[Reply]

didn't see one in the catalog, so i figured i'd start a thread.

what plants do you have or want to have? anything new you're planting? garden ideas? pictures of cute planters? share 'em if you have 'em
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No. 209605

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I have a few cacti that I've managed to keep alive for almost a year. They're nearly twice as big as this photo now but they look very handsome here.

No. 209623

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Used to take care of the yard of my apartment building a lot, I just don't feel like doing anything anymore.

No. 209624

>>209623
hello robot-san

No. 209625

>>209624

not anynore

No. 209626

I'm growing an aloe vera plant and a bamboo plant right now. I used to have 3 more plants but I had to leave home for 2 months and no one else cared for the so they died. It was really depressing since I grew those other plants from seeds, and watched them grow every day.



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